I am not a big fan of Michaels grosgrain ribbon. It is too soft and flimsy. I prefer stiffer grosgrain. Our Joanns here has a better selection btwn them and Wal Mart. Hobby Lobby has great prints but they are a real soft and flimsy too.
There are a ton of great instructions on bows here. If you go into this thread I have listed a bunch of great places to check out for instructions and tutorials. http://hipgirlclips.com/forums/how-m...bies-here.html
Here is the basic bow tut I am talking about that everyone should master first before venturing out. Once you have that mastered then the rest should come easy to you. http://www.bowbusiness.com/files/EBow_Instructions.pdf
The only thing different in those instructions is I would use a wood burner to seal my ribbon ends instead of using Fray Check. Fray Check stains and doesn't work very well.